4 Ways to Always Look Classy

Of all the lessons to learn from Coco Chanel this one is by far my favorite: “A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.” What does classy mean to you? To me, classy means sophisticated and chic. It means living a life full of grace and authenticity. If you could only use a couple words to describe me I certainly hope that classy would be at the top of the list. Creating an outfit full of class means much more than what you wear, but that certainly does have a lot to do with it. Today I’m sharing some of my tried and true tips to creating a classy outfit that will have you looking and feeling your best!
Classy and fabulous | Keeping it classy | Burgundy lace midi dress

Classy and fabulous | Keeping it classy | Burgundy lace midi dress1. Less is more.
Assembling a chic outfit doesn’t mean you have to go all out with color and accessories. I am a firm believer in keeping things simple and not over-accessorizing. I love taking this minimalist approach and embracing simplicity, whether that be in the colors or jewelry I put on. Mejuri jewelry takes this same approach when creating their accessories; one of the many reasons why I’m so in love with what they have! Wearing jewelry is wonderful, but over-adorning can detract from your overall goal of looking classy.
Classy and fabulous | Keeping it classy | Burgundy lace midi dress
Classy and fabulous | Keeping it classy | Burgundy lace midi dressClassy and fabulous | Keeping it classy | Burgundy lace midi dress2. It’s all about the details.
When pulling together an outfit with the minimalist approach, considering the details becomes top priority. Whether it’s a touch of lace or a delicate ring, those details will be the star of your outfit. I loved to feature this Mejuri jewelry ring and ear jackets. Their modern and unique olive leaf design immediately became something I wanted to focus on in this outfit. The quality is fantastic and with gorgeous 14K plated gold details on top of sterling silver for under $75 you can’t go wrong!
Classy and fabulous | Keeping it classy | Burgundy lace midi dress
Classy and fabulous | Keeping it classy | Burgundy lace midi dress
3. Keep it sophisticated.
If you’re looking for a classy outfit, try bringing in pieces that are timeless and sophisticated. I love to incorporate trends here and there, but the outfits I can’t get enough of that of a sophisticated style. When you take the “less is more” approach, the lines of an outfit become that much more apparent. Structuring your outfit with a blazer, a striking neckline, or a sleek pencil skirt will keep you looking full of class.Classy and fabulous | Keeping it classy | Burgundy lace midi dress
Classy and fabulous | Keeping it classy | Burgundy lace midi dress
4. It doesn’t matter what you wear, it’s about the heart.
As much as I love fashion and putting together an outfit that makes me feel awesome, confidence and comes from within. If you’re looking to bring class to your outfit, then acting in that same way should be your primary focus. What’s in your heart will exude from the inside-out. Pay attention to how you carry yourself with your posture, the words you speak with grace and most of all your smile. Live a life full of positivity and authenticity. Dress modestly where it fits, stay true to yourself and always act with authenticity in mind. Your heart will by far outshine any clothes you put on!
Classy and fabulous | Keeping it classy | Burgundy lace midi dress
I’d love to hear from you! What does staying classy mean to you and how to you make it a part of your daily outfits?

Keep smiling!


I also have good news and bad news! First, this dress by ASTR is completely sold out, but these caged sandals which I am in love with are on sale right now for only $89.90. They come in four colors and are way more comfortable than you might think! I am a huge Steve Madden fan and get compliments on these shoes all the time!
Mejuri Jewlery
The ring and ear jackets I’m featuring today are both from Mejuri Jewlery. My newest chic jewelry obsession! I’m completely crushing on their new Tuxedo collection in collaboration with Wendy’s Lookbook. The collection is literally perfection, just like Wendy!
Molly Lawson

I’m Molly Lawson! I live in Seattle and am an optimist, adventurer, and bold lipstick wearer. I created this space to inspire and empower women with words of encouragement known as #MollysWords and share inspiration through my personal style. I always want my readers to leave with a smile and I hope you do!

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  1. September 6, 2016 / 7:51 pm

    This dress is absolutely stunning and I totally agree with less is more!

  2. September 7, 2016 / 10:09 am

    You look stunning! I totally agree that if you’re going to be classy it depends on your attitude as much as it depends on what you’re wearing!

  3. Taylor Smith
    September 7, 2016 / 10:41 am

    You are beautiful. Inside and out. Always! I love your posts.

  4. Casey Oakley Bennevault
    September 7, 2016 / 11:59 am

    Those shoes are sheer perfection! I tried on a similar pair at Target this summer and *almost* bought them but they weren’t quite comfortable enough for me to justify trying to cram them in my already overflowing suitcase;)

  5. September 7, 2016 / 1:02 pm

    YES girlfriend! This is what I’m talking about! Totally giving off similar vibes to my recent post about femininity. Loving it! And by the way, that dress is everything on you. Color, cut, it’s all fabulous!

    Stephanie | SheSawStyle.com

  6. Kelly Alex
    September 7, 2016 / 2:00 pm

    Love the jewelry pieces you styled them great

  7. Lori Lyons Luhrman
    September 7, 2016 / 5:28 pm

    Thanks so much for these simple, yet fabulous, style tips! I always want to look classy, but often I think I fall short! Also, your pics are beautiful…keep up the great work!

  8. Heather Gullett Denniston
    September 7, 2016 / 10:47 pm

    I love your style and you pull off that dress like it is nobody’s business! Well done. I love it. hope you get to wear it somewhere fun!

  9. snappedbygracie
    September 8, 2016 / 5:48 am

    adore this! You always look so classy…your advice means a lot! 🙂 xx, gracie

  10. September 8, 2016 / 6:43 am

    Can we just acknowledge how completely drop dead GORGEOUS you look?!?!? Like, holy crap Molls. #WERK

    Coming Up Roses

  11. September 10, 2016 / 1:21 am

    You look fabulous! This colour really suits you and looks great on you. Great styling!!! ❌❌

  12. September 12, 2016 / 12:43 am

    You look so fabulous my darling – elegant and so incredibly chic. Totally agreed with your approach to style!

    Helen xx

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